Covid-19 update: our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing, but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with measures in place to keep staff and adopters safe. Find out more about how national Covid-19 restrictions are affecting our rehoming procedures and other activity.

Ballymena (Northern Ireland)

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Our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe.

For dogs we know will thrive straight away in their new home, we’re matching them with their new homes virtually and delivering them contact-free. Current restrictions mean we can only facilitate adoptions local to our centres and not across Countries or anywhere there are travel restrictions. We’re not able to make appointments for dogs to meet their family before going home, but we can register interest to arrange appointments when restrictions ease.

We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of interest, with some dogs getting several hundred applications. Please bear with us, we’re doing everything we can to find our dogs their forever homes.

More information

Dog in Kennel

Location

Dogs Trust Ballymena
Fairview
60 Teeshan Road
Ballymena
Co Antrim

BT43 5PN

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Opening times

Our centres are currently closed and can only be visited by appointment at this current time. Our phone lines are open 8.30am to 5pm for enquiries or to make an appointment.

Contact

028 2565 2977

Phone lines open:
Every day from:
8:30am – 5.00pm
Times subject to change at short notice.

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About Ballymena

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*Please note we cannot currently rehome to anyone outside of Northern Ireland due to travel restrictions*

Welcome to Dogs Trust Ballymena. We are a happy, friendly team and would love you to come and visit us at the Centre to see our fantastic facilities and all the waggy tails of our doggy guests. We can care for up to 50 dogs at any one time and our facilities include a training barn, wonderful woodland walks and a big field to run around. We have dedicated rehoming staff who have lots of experience in helping match dogs to their forever families and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the rehoming process. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Did you know our Supporter Relations Officer (SRO), Samuel Reid, can offer free talks to community groups and organise tours of the rehoming centre?  He also deals with all the local enquiries about donations in memory of a loved one, as well as answering any questions about our free Canine Care Card Scheme or legacies. He also organises the annual Fun Day and helps with the social media coverage for the rehoming centre too!

Home from Home foster carers needed!

Volunteering roles at Dogs Trust Ballymena!

Training classes with Dog School Northern Ireland!

Social Media

Instagram: dogstrustballymena

Twitter: @DT_Ballymena